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ChrisB
Friday, August 5, 2011, 4:51am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello, I am new to the forum but I have been following the BTD for about eight years now. About a year ago I started becoming constipated much more easily. Around this same time I had decided to substantially cut down on the amount of sugar I was getting and also cut out Ezekiel bread which I felt was bothering me. It's strange because fiber doesn't seem to do anything anymore. Fruit, vegetables, nothing works. If it wasn't for the magnesium citrate I take everyday, I would probably be in a lot of pain. I am very physically active (kung fu, running, yoga), drink lots of water, and eat a good amount of vegetables and fruit. Any recommendations? I am swimming in info and I'm not sure what to do! Thanks, Chris
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try ground flax seed and in your smoothies or over fruit or even make flax bread focaccia....
make sure to stay hydrated to help all move along


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Hi Chris,

Can you give us a a few of typical meals, how much water your drink and when?  Do you know your secretor status and would you say your diet is mostly beneficials?

Sharing with the best of intentions.


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Might want to use some Polyflora O and live cell to repopulate your gut. Are you eating enough meat?


Or even get a SWAMI.. I don't see a secretor on your profile


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I have seen the same issue over and over. I think some vegetables are drying things out.. There is a possibility sometimes that some meat may also be on issue.. I would however rather buy some finger probe gloves to help things along, and not strain as that will cause a lot of other issues.

I will agree that it is a big issue and sorry to say has few answers.  I have taken subs for it but often find that simply nothing works.. ONE cause might be the fact that I get very little oil, or I don’t eat much of it.  I have added nuts and almonds seem to make things worse, while walnuts are better..

I would also have you list your foods but you seem to know what you are saying .. yet sometimes we over look things.. (I agree some sugar foods can move things.. but I think they are not worth eating.. maybe more root vegetables cooked any way you care to, some steamed sliced thin, some cooked in broth soup.. eating more turkey ?  I have no idea, when it happens it happens I have found nothing really helps.  BUT emptying the anus sphincter is important for everyone as there should be on empty cavity there at all times.

Other things that might work at some times, are some spices. Are you over or under weight? have other issue? share a little more and maybe someone will chime in here with a posting thread from early this year on the same subject...


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As Andrea already mentioned, the right gut flora is important. If you're not regularly consuming cultured foods (such as fermented vegetables) then you may need a probiotic supplement.

Getting enough fat in your diet helps keep things "lubricated."

A chiropractic adjustment may help- you could have something "out of whack" in your spine that's limiting the amount of nerve energy getting to your lower GI tract.


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constipation has been a real problem for me as well. Lola recommended ARA6 I take it as directed with Harmonia deluxe in half a glass of Almond milk. (twice a day) It has been helping me.


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Hello, thanks some much to everyone that has responded, this is great. I will try to go into more depth.

As far as the water goes, I think it's a safe estimate that I get around 80oz a day. This is a conservative estimate based on the Klean Kanteens I have. I weigh 150lbs.

I have a lean body type and running and Kung Fu are essential in helping me keep stress down. I also have a deep tissue massage therapist I see regularly as well as a chiropractor I see when I throw something out.

I know stress can disturb my system but anytime stress is a problem a good workout is all I need. The issue I'm having has sort of become the new normal.

I do not know my secretor status. Those of you who know, did you find learning this has helped? Maybe this could be the problem.

Typically, lunch and dinner are made up of some type of meat/vegetable combo. Not knowing my secretor status aside, I don't tend to eat avoids. When I do it's usually something like vinegar, never wheat or corn. Breakfast is where the problem is. I tend to feel better if I just have eggs or some type of protein. Today I had what is a good example of what bothers me. I had an apple with almond butter and some cream of rice. Anytime I carb up like this my muscles usually feel sluggish and jittery for hours, especially in the morning.

The polyflora is definitely something I've been looking at. The reason I posted this question is because Dr D has so many products and it's a bit overwhelming. I would love to try everything to see what helps but I have to pay my bills too!

Thanks, Chris
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I had an apple with almond butter and some cream of rice. Anytime I carb up like this my muscles usually feel sluggish and jittery for hours, especially in the morning.


apples are avoid for ME .. almonds might be causing indigestion for me.. never had rice cream so don't know..

try fruit that is compatible..

protein in the morning is best.. with veggies if you wish..

IF money and common sense is important then get the secretor test done either by DPN or by asking your doctor to do the Lewis Antigen test.. he may have no clue about it until he reads up on it..

then do pineapples and prunes that has helped me the cheapest and best tasting.. I like to eat food not supps..

then when money is no issue go organic, and finally if you have all other things learned the look at the Eat right Encyclopedia for answers.. then resist all shopping and do ONLY ONE protocol at a time..   good luck.. prunes are tricky only one has no stuff added.. read labels.. I love them and love to eat more then one or two..  I freeze them for longer shelf life.. they don't get hard. I slice them to make them last longer in my mouth as sugar is on issue..  


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Polyflora and live cell  


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Goldie, one protocol is a good idea. Thanks

Andrea, do you take polyflora and live cell as a regular everyday supplement? I would be able to get both of those now but making that part of my monthly expenses might be too much.
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Chris,

The one thing that always works for me is chocolate.  Some folks may want to avoid the "soy lecthin" in the ingredients (I usually get a Hershey bar - plain or with almonds), but since it's further down the list, I indulge occasionally and it does the trick!

My splurge last week was a jar of nutella (intention was to eat on my rice bread with almond butter - which I did once and it was SOOO good).  Regular the next morning.

Hope this helps.   The motivation for this lifestyle for me was weight loss - and it's been working like a charm since Jan. 1st this year.  I try to indulge within the "beneficial/neutral" food groups - and totally avoid corn and wheat.

Good luck.




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does any person think that prunes are food or medicine to be avoided?

They are cheap, tasty, and will not harm ..

Get secretor tests doen and find out what geno type you are.. those are two important factors.  

While each diet in its own correctness.. the refinements still are important.. just a few foods on one diet BTD/ and on another/ BTD for diabetes is different . then the foods for Geno type are different also.. spend your money there.. you will be better of..


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OK I am thriving just fine with part of each diet, especially the one where I can have bread or cake and the one where more fruit is allowed.. sure.. I thrive, but for how long?  sooner rather then later I am certain that I will get more headaches, more of gut issues and most assuredly diabetes or arheritis issues.. youth and aging has much to do with it..

I am neither saying -for now he is not doing just fine - but as he reads and learns he will suddenly identify with AHHH that is why I have this or that.. yes I feel this when.. and then slowly he will alter his thinking and get it, that there are stressors we can control and others we can not..

So for now let it be, but try to support his needs with vegetables, which are good for us all.. and fruits that are comaptible for both, add nuts and you will make big differences even before he might notice them..  later when he can compare clean A versus avoids for A's then see what he thinks.. and start again - buy more and more compliant foods and let him reach for what is good with easy access to those foods he should have and sort of place the others in the freezer.. in that way he can make choices.. .... bet he will learn to eat better, even in small ways..


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Thanks again to everyone for the input. I think because I do get a lot of fiber from vegetables and to a smaller extent fruit, as well as plenty of water and fat, I feel that trying the polyflora and live cell are a good idea.

My main issue for me with dried fruit is although they provide a lot of fiber they also spike blood sugar.

I would like to try polyflora and live cell separately to see how they affect me. Any recommendations to which one would be good to try first?
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ChrisB...maybe it is time to try a GenoType or SWAMI Plan to cater it more to you.  

My husband is an O hunter, Flax meal muffins seem to help (9 grams of fiber per) they are also a great source of oil.  You don't mention fish in your diet...salmon might also add some lubrication for you    He also takes a probiotic.  Black beans are wonderful.  Bananas are good for O's and have fiber too.




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Thanks Jill, does your husband take Dr D's probiotic or another brand?
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ChrisB, he and I both take one from Wholefoods.  I was on it before I started with Dr D.  It works for me so I stuck with it. I have not tried Dr D's but I am sure it is good.


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great, thank you
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I suffer from constipation as well, always have.

I think maybe I need to drink more water.  I was in a really good routine in the morning before the BTD.  I would drink one VERY large cup of black coffee and vwallaaaa!  I would head to the bathroom and empty out.  Now that I am not drinking coffee, it has gotten harder to find what has the same affect.  I drink hot yerba mate tea with organic cocoa powder in the morning, but it is definitely not the same.  I take magnesium, which definitely helps, but I have to be careful not to overdo the magnesium, as then I have the opposite problem.  


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